Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Gun Y Trips HB WK

Play: PA Post Shot

Setup:

First Setup

  1. Put the B/O drag route

Second Setup

  1. Put the B/O receiver on an in route
  2. Put the A/X tight end on a drag route

Reads:

  1. First look for the A/X tight end
  2. Then look for the B/O receiver
  3. After that you have the RB/R1 receiver deep to the left side of the field
  4. Finally, you have the bomb to the X/Square receiver over top the safeties

Overview: This is a highly effective pass play that can confuse your opponent in more ways than one. The alternate setups make it difficult for the opponent to key in on the underneath routes.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Gun Y Trips HB WK

Play: HB Draw

Setup:

  1. Motion the RB/R1 receiver to the left of screen (optional)

Reads:

  1. Follow your blockers

Overview: This is one of the best runs to use against the infamous Nickel 335 Tampa 2 defense that is widely used. The point of the defense is to defend against the big plays, so you have to take the smalls plays over and over that eventually turn into a big one.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Gun Y Trips HB WK

Play: HB Base

Setup:

  1. None required

Reads:

  1. Follow your blockers

Overview: This is another very effective run to use against the Nickel 335 Tampa 2 defense. The reason is that this play has a pulling guard unlike the inside zone run that is not effective against this defense.

Playbook: Buffalo Bills

Formation: Gun Y Trips HB WK

Play: Y Corner

Setup:

  1. Streak the A/X tight end
  2. Put the RB/R1 receiver on a drag route
  3. Put the B/O receiver on a drag route
  4. Motion the RB/R1 receiver to the right side of the screen

Reads:

  1. The first read on this play is the A/X tight end up the seam of the field
  2. Next look for the X/Square receiver deep over the middle
  3. Then look for the RB/R1 receiver on the drag route
  4. After that check the B/O receiver on his drag route
  5. The last check down on this play is the running back in the flats

Overview: This play is mainly attacking the middle of the field which is great against the Nickel 335 Tampa 2 style defense. This defense will sometimes have the Middle linebacker in a deep blue zone, so the streak will create space for the X/Square receiver. Then you will also have the underneath routes open as well.